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Robbie Ray | Starting Pitcher | #38

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/1/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 12 (0) / WAS
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Robbie Ray struck out nine batters and allowed two runs in six innings against the Giants on Wednesday.
He served up a two-run homer by Evan Longoria in his sixth and final inning of work but that was the extent of the damage. The game wasn't decided until the 10th inning so Ray did not factor into the decision. He has struggled with the walk this year and issued three more today. The left-hander has a 2-0 record with a 4.98 ERA after four starts. He has an amazing 32 strikeouts and 14 walks in 21 2/3 innings. Apr 19 - 1:32 AM

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Robbie Ray was able to fan six Giants on Wednesday, but couldn't go more than 4 2/3 innings in a no decision.

Ray walked three, which gives him eight walks over his last two starts. He also allowed five hits and three earned runs to go along with the aforementioned strikeouts. Ray has swing-and-miss stuff, but there are going to be starts like this because the command is mediocre, at best. He'll try and rebound from this so-so effort when he faces the Giants again next Wednesday.
Apr 11 - 7:00 PM

Robbie Ray struck out nine over six innings of one-run ball in a 3-1 win over the Cardinals on Thursday.

Ray did walk five, but he yielded just two hits en route to his second win of the year. It was a much better showing than he had in his first start of the year, when he allowed six earned runs against the Rockies. He's now got 17 strikeouts in 11 innings, not surprising after he's struck out 218 in each of the last two seasons. Ray will look to continue to round into form Wednesday when he faces the Giants.
Apr 5 - 11:44 PM

Robbie Ray notched a win despite being knocked around for seven runs — six earned — over five innings against the Rockies.

Not the sort of season debut fantasy owners had in mind, but at least they got the win. Ray surrendered seven hits, including three home runs. He struck out eight and walked three. The southpaw squandered an early lead, but he was fortunate enough to receive generous support from his offense. He’ll look to improve in his next outing against the Cardinals in St. Louis.
Mar 31 - 2:02 AM

Robbie Ray couldn't throw strikes against the Angels on Tuesday, walking five in 2 1/3 innings in his Cactus League start.

Ray gave up just two hits and struck out four, but he was all over the map in his outing. He's now walked 10 hitters in under 13 innings in the Cactus League, and he's walked 71 batters in each of his last two seasons. That's not abhorrent, but improved command could make him one of the best left-handed pitchers in baseball. As is, he's still worth early consideration because of his ability to miss bats.
Mar 20 - 5:20 PM

Robbie Ray pitched five solid innings against the Cubs on Thursday, allowing two runs and striking out four.

Ray gave up a two-run shot to Jason Heyward, but outside of that shut the Cubs offense down over those five innings of work. You should expect some regression from Ray, but only because it'd be tough to improve on his 2.89 ERA and 218 strikeouts in 2017. He's still going to be a very good fantasy starter, and is certainly worth rostering in all formats.
Mar 15 - 5:44 PM

Robbie Ray yielded one run in 3 1/3 innings in Friday’s Cactus League outing against the split-squad Royals.

The lone run scored on a homer off the bat of Paulo Orlando in the fourth. Ray fanned six and walked a pair. The southpaw finished third in the NL in strikeouts (218) and fourth in ERA (2.89) last season. He walks a lot of batters and had a lot of success both with balls in play and stranding runners, so many have projected some regression for 2018, but the humidor at Chase Field has to be viewed as a positive development for him and the D-Backs’ pitching staff.
Mar 9 - 8:24 PM

Robbie Ray was demolished by the Dodgers in his second Cactus League start on Saturday, giving up five runs on four hits in just 2/3 of an inning.

The left-hander also walked a pair and shockingly didn't strike out a batter. His difficulty stemmed from his inability to keep the ball in the yard, as Matt Kemp and Kyle Farmer each took him deep in the first inning. The 26-year-old is a very popular fantasy commodity coming off an impressive 2017 season and given the humidor that they're installing in Arizona for the 2018 season, so it's unlikely that Saturday's poor outing will change his draft stock at all.
Mar 3 - 8:53 PM

Robbie Ray struck out three batters over two shutout innings Monday in his Cactus League debut against the Reds.

Ray issued a one-out walk in the top of the first inning but otherwise cruised. The 26-year-old left-hander carries huge fantasy upside into the 2018 season after registering a 2.89 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 218 strikeouts over 162 innings (28 starts) last season. The new humidor at Chase Field could greatly improve his fantasy stock.
Feb 26 - 4:42 PM

Diamondbacks and LHP Robbie Ray avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.95 million contract.

It's the first time that the 26-year-old southpaw was arbitration-eligible. Ray had a breakout season in 2017, posting a terrific 2.89 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 218/71 K/BB ratio across 162 innings for the Diamondbacks.
Jan 13 - 9:32 AM

Robbie Ray's first career postseason start was a forgettable one, as he was charged with four runs over just 4 1/3 frames in Saturday's loss to the Dodgers.

Ray was pitching on two days' rest after making a 2 1/3-inning relief appearance in the Wild Card Game. Whether that had an effect on him, who knows, but he wasn't sharp in this one, walking four batters, hitting one and giving up four hits while needing 88 pitches to cover his 4 1/3 innings. The series is now headed back to Arizona for Game 3, with the Diamondbacks needing to win three straight to advance.
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 09:09:00 AM

Robbie Ray said late Wednesday that he will be ready to start Game 2 of the NLDS on Saturday against the Dodgers.

Ray, the ideal NLDS Game 1 starter for Arizona, was used for 2 1/3 innings of relief in Wednesday night's NL Wild Card Game victory over the Rockies. He only threw 34 pitches in the outing, so coming back on two days of rest on Saturday is doable. Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo should officially announce the rotation sometime Thursday. It could be Taijuan Walker or Zack Godley or Patrick Corbin in Game 1. Wild Card Game starter Zack Greinke is lined up for Game 3.
Thu, Oct 5, 2017 08:18:00 AM

Robbie Ray allowed one run in 1 1/3 innings in a playoff tuneup victory over the Royals.

Ray gave up one hit, one run, and struck out one. Ray was outstanding in 2017 and a key reason that the the Diamondbacks are going to the postseason this year. He's a candidate to start the first game of the NLDS if the Diamondbacks can advance.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 07:09:00 PM

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said Tuesday that Robbie Ray will work a "shorter outing" in Sunday's regular-season finale against the Royals.

That'll keep him fresh for next week's NL Wild Card Game, if he's needed, or to possibly start Game 1 of the National League Division Series if the Diamondbacks advance. Ray boasts a 15-5 record, 2.86 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 217/71 K/BB ratio in 160 1/3 innings (27 starts) this season with Arizona.
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 01:35:00 PM

Robbie Ray allowed two unearned runs, three hits and two walks with five strikeouts over five innings in a win against the Giants on Tuesday.

It wasn't the All-Star's sharpest performance of the season but the offense provided him with more than enough support by crawling all over Matt Moore. Ray stands 15-5 with a stellar 2.86 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 217 strikeouts in 160 1/3 innings this season.
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 02:33:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Jeff Mathis
3John Ryan Murphy
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2Christian Walker
2B1Ketel Marte
2Chris Owings
SS1Nick Ahmed
2Deven Marrero
3B1Jake Lamb
2Daniel Descalso
LF1Steven Souza
2Jarrod Dyson
CF1A.J. Pollock
RF1David Peralta
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Robbie Ray
3Taijuan Walker
4Patrick Corbin
5Zack Godley
6Shelby Miller
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Boxberger
2Archie Bradley
3Yoshihisa Hirano
4Andrew Chafin
5Jorge De La Rosa
6Fernando Salas
7T.J. McFarland
8Randall Delgado